5 Easy Exercises For A Healthy Pregnancy


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If you’re a mum-to-be, try these five easy exercises to keep healthy and fit during your pregnancy from Cotton On Body...

1. Squats

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Sit back through your heels until your hips are nearly in line with knees (your range may be limited depending on how far you are into your pregnancy). Then stand up straight, pushing through your heels and squeezing your glutes.

2. Glute Bridges

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Lying on the ground, tuck your heels close to your bottom, shoulder-width apart. Push your hips up all the way, squeezing your glutes as you come up. Hold for 3-5 seconds, then lower back to the ground and repeat.

3. Resistance Band Rows

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Stand on the band with your feet shoulder-width apart. Lean over with your knees slightly bent, making sure that you keep your spine natural. Pull the band to your chest, squeezing your shoulder blades together. Hold for 3-5 seconds, then slowly release back to starting position.

4. Donkey Kicks

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Place your hands under your shoulders and knees under your hips, maintaining a neutral spine. Bring your knee in towards your chest then extend out slowly towards the sky with your toes pointed, squeezing your glutes. Try not to rotate your hips too much.

5. Resistance Band Bicep Curls

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Stand on the band with your feet shoulder-width apart. Slightly bend your knees, with your elbows to the side and arms extended. Curl your arms up to your shoulders, hold for two seconds, then slowly lower down to full extension again.

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